They’re fighting over whether the church is unfairly cutting off funds to immigrant groups because a coalition they belong to disagrees with the church on same-sex marriage. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Accused of using immigrants as “pawns in a political battle” over same-sex marriage, Cardinal Francis George defended the decision to halt Catholic Church funding for immigrant rights groups that support gay marriage.
Attorneys representing more than two dozen same-sex couples say they plan to ask a Cook County judge for a quick ruling in favor of gay marriage in Illinois.
As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.
Gay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.
As Chicago’s Pride Parade nears on Sunday, Mayor Emanuel says it will have added significance because the Illinois legislature failed to legalize same-sex marriage. reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
If you’re attending this week’s pride festivities, you might notice a bit more of a political bent this year. WBBM’s Brandis Friedman was at pride fest on North Halsted today.
A gay Chicagoan plans to take his fight to legalize same-sex marriage to new heights.
About 40 gay rights activists were out in the rain Saturday, picketing in front of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s southwest side Chicago office, demanding a vote in the House on same-sex marriage, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
There’s a movement to bar Illinois politicians from the Pride Parade later this month.
The state lawmaker who has served as chief sponsor of proposed same-sex marriage legislation said Sunday he has no intention of stepping aside as sponsor, despite pressure from prominent voices in the gay community over his decision not to call the issue to a vote last week.
Illinois lawmakers have just one more day to vote on the same sex marriage bill that passed the Senate on Valentine’s Day.
About 200 ministers and others gathered in the south suburbs on Tuesday, day calling on the Illinois House to say “no” to legislation to legalize same-sex marriages.
Both sides of the same-sex marriage issue were outside the office of State Representative Anthony DeLuca in Chicago Heights.
A replacement for Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has to resolve inner-party squabbles at a time when the GOP is having identity issues and Democrats dominate them at the State Capitol and in the congressional delegation.
Opponents of same-sex marriage were targeting Chicago’s Latino community on Saturday with a march and protest, where they also faced off with gay rights activists staging a counter protest.
One day after a group of clergy came together to support same-sex marriage in Illinois, Cardinal Francis George and 10 other Chicago area religious leaders spoke out against the legalization of gay marriage.
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has announced his support for gay marriage, saying that legally discriminating against same-sex couples “is an anathema to me.”
A felony arrest warrant has been issued for a Chicago man accused of threatening a state representative over her controversial comments about same-sex marriages.
Same-sex marriage proponents made their views known Monday with a march that wound through downtown Chicago.